Relentless : How a mother and daughter defied the odds

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When extreme endurance athlete, Lisa Tamati, was confronted with the hardest challenge of her life, she fought with everything she had. Her beloved mother, Isobel, had suffered a brain aneurysm and a stroke, resulting in massive brain damage; she was like a baby in a woman's body. The prognosis was dire.

Relentless tells a story of despair, hope, love and the incredible insights found in the darkest of moments. It not only shares the difficulties of going against the medical fraternity, but provides information on the treatments used, expert advice, and key principles in overcoming obstacles.

It will inspire and guide anyone who wants to succeed, no matter what the challenge. This book is for those who are facing terrible odds; for those who can't see light at the end of the tunnel; for those who need to know about courage, self-belief, mental toughness, and being vulnerable ... Relentless is real, raw, and genuine.

This is not just a story about the love and dedication between a mother and a daughter. It is about beating the odds, never giving up hope, doing whatever it takes, and what it means to go 'all in'. Isobel's miraculous recovery is a true tale of what can be accomplished when love is the motivating factor and when being relentless is the only option.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 281g
  • English
  • 25 Illustrations; 25 Illustrations
  • 0473520133
  • 9780473520137
  • 783,572

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"Read Relentless, and like me you'll be enthralled by Lisa's tale, enchanted by her family, and inspired to be like Lisa." -New York Best Selling Author, Christopher McDougall

"There is nothing more powerful than overcoming physical illness when doctors don't have answers and the odds are stacked against you. This is a fiercely inspiring journey of a mother and daughter that never give up. It's a powerful example for all of us." -Dr Bill Andrews, Nobel Prize Winner, USA Inventor of the Year, Author, and world leading Anti-Aging authority

"Lisa's book takes the reader on a journey of grit and resilience. Her determination to help her mother and the love that drives through her comes across in waves as she shares an often emotional, yet very inspiring story. If you need a true story to reignite or even spark the fire that is burning in your soul then this is a must read." -Kerwin Rae, Australia's leading business strategist and high performance specialist

"Relentless is one of the most thrilling, heart-rending adventure stories I've ever read. Lisa Tamati is a ferociously talented runner who's conquered some of the most grueling challenges on earth, but nothing put her heart and stamina to the test like the day her mother collapsed. From that moment on, Lisa had to dig into every trick of the endurance athlete's trade in her race to keep this courageous and loving woman alive. Read Relentless, and like me you'll be enthralled by Lisa's tale, enchanted by her family, and inspired to be like Lisa." -Christopher McDougall, Author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes

"Lisa Tamati has forged a name for herself by competing in some of the worlds most gruelling races in extreme conditions. "I can't" simply does not exist in her vocabulary. When faced with the biggest challenge of her life, Lisa does what she knows how, and fights! This inspirational true story of love and commitment sheds light on the impossible being possible and gives us all hope, no matter, what health condition we face. A must read!" -Ben Warren, Celebrity nutritionist, holistic health expert, and founder of BePure

"Lisa Tamati has conquered the toughest distance runs in the world. She did not know the word 'impossible' until she decided to save her mother. With guts and love even she didn't know she had, she proved that impossible was not an option." -Kathrine Switzer, Women's running revolutionary, author of Marathon Woman, and founder of '261 Fearless' And Roger Robinson, Champion runner, author of When Running Made History, legendary historian

"Even though the challenges we face may not be as obviously arduous as those faced by Lisa, we can all learn something from her courage, tenacity, and unrelenting love for her mother." -Te Radar, Comedian and TV personality

"An inspiring story about hope, the human spirit, and refusing to accept that you are powerless. Full of lessons for us all." -Dr Paul Wood, Speaker, Author, Facilitator
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